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July 2022

Breaking the Rounding Habits of Old Need Not Be an Impossibility

By |2022-07-18T10:01:05-07:00July 5th, 2022|Charge Capture, HybridChart, Mobile Hospital Rounding, Practice Improvement, Rounding Software|

When it comes to habits, scientists have found something alarming: It can take up to nine months to break an old habit. Though it can be far less for recently acquired habits, for those proclivities that have been ingrained to the point that they’re part of our muscle memory, it can be an arduous [...]

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May 2022

Hospital Rounding, Made Simple: A New Approach to Workflow Management

By |2022-06-09T12:08:46-07:00May 31st, 2022|Charge Capture, Mobile Hospital Rounding, Workflow Management|

Mention the phrase “hospital workflow management” to most physicians, and a wave of panic sets in. Between the unknowns of census management, the spotty nature of charge capture, and the dearth of software to manage the delicate dance that is hospital rounding, it’s easy to understand the instinct to “take two aspirin” and complete [...]

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September 2021

Discharge Planning: Arrange Patient Followup at the Point of Care and Become the Practice Everyone Talks About

By |2021-09-11T21:24:23-07:00September 14th, 2021|Discharge Planning, Practice Improvement, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

In the practice of medicine no two worlds are farther apart than the inpatient and outpatient ones. There is a true disconnection between the goings-on in the hospital and the support staff back at the office. Unfortunately, this gap often leads to loss of patient follow up, suboptimal care, and in certain instances, hospital [...]

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February 2020

Five Unexpected Benefits of Using HybridChart

By |2020-03-03T12:03:08-07:00February 20th, 2020|HybridChart, Practice Improvement, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

I spent several years working as a Medical Assistant in a Cardiology clinic. It was interesting and rewarding work, but it had its challenges. One of the biggest was keeping the doctors on schedule as much as possible. One electrophysiologist who I worked with on occasion was so notoriously talkative that we developed a [...]

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November 2019

Risky Business

By |2019-11-21T06:18:19-07:00November 21st, 2019|Discharge Planning, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Going home from the hospital can be dangerous. Consider the story of Joyce Oyler, who was a high-risk cardiac patient. Despite having access to home health care, she died after being given a daily prescription of medication that, while named similarly to the medication she was supposed to be taking, was not correct and [...]

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Modern Charge Capture Defined

By |2019-11-18T16:25:24-07:00November 7th, 2019|Charge Capture, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors|

Do you remember the movie The Net? It was released in 1995, and while it’s a thriller with plenty of villains and daring escapes, the part I remember most is the opening scene. Sandra Bullock orders pizza. Online. If you’re under 25 you may be wondering what the big deal is, but in 1995 [...]

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October 2019

Planning Ahead: Tips & Tricks for Proactive Discharge and Hospital Follow-Up

By |2019-11-05T11:46:50-07:00October 31st, 2019|Practice Improvement, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Many of us have had the experience of being or knowing a patient who’s being discharged from the hospital with a stack of papers full of generic and often unhelpful advice. Buried in there somewhere are usually instructions for follow-up, sometimes for more than one doctor. About 75% of patients go home after they leave [...]

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